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Publishing E-Books For Dummies

Publishing E-Books For Dummies

Ali Luke

ISBN: 978-1-118-34290-9 September 2012 312 Pages

 Paperback

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$26.99

Description

Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid marketing tips for selling your e-book, including using blogging and social media and how to build an online platform. It also discusses key technologies you'll encounter, including Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, E-junkie, and others.

  • Helps readers navigate the confusing, time-consuming, and often costly world of self-publishing an e-book
  • Provides both technical how-tos as well solid marketing advice on how to sell your e-book using Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other social media sites
  • Covers essential technologies, such as Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, and E-junkie
  • Explores e-book devices, including Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, iPad, and other tablets
  • Delves into the nitty-gritty of e-book formats Before you self-publish your e-book, start first with Publishing eBooks For Dummies.
Introduction  1

Part I: Getting to Know E-Books  7

Chapter 1: Introducing E-Book Basics 9

Chapter 2: Joining the E-Book Revolution 17

Chapter 3: The Minimum You Must Do to Write an E-Book 29

Part II: Creating Your E-Book  41

Chapter 4: Formatting Your E-Book Manuscript in Word 43

Chapter 5: Designing a Professional E-Book Cover (Without Spending a Fortune)  63

Chapter 6: Creating an Instant E-Book Using a PDF File 81

Chapter 7: Creating an Interactive E-Book with iBooks Author 89

Chapter 8: Creating MOBI or EPUB Files with Calibre 97

Part III: Creating Your Website  109

Chapter 9: Using WordPress to Set Up a Website or Blog 111

Chapter 10: Crafting an Effective Sales Page for Your E-Book 129

Part IV: Selling Your E-Book  145

Chapter 11: Pricing Your E-Book Effectively 147

Chapter 12: Using E-junkie to Sell and Deliver Your E-Book 161

Chapter 13: Listing Your E-Book on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing 173

Chapter 14: Using Smashwords to Distribute Your E-Book to Other Retailers 191

Part V: Marketing Your E-Book  205

Chapter 15: Marketing Your E-Book via Amazon and Other Online Stores 207

Chapter 16: Promoting Your E-Book on Facebook and Twitter 217

Chapter 17: Promoting Your E-Book on Goodreads 231

Chapter 18: Using Blogs and E-Mail Lists to Promote Your E-Book 241

Part VI: The Part of Tens  255

Chapter 19: Ten Common E-Book Problems — and How to Fix Them 257

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Editing and Proofreading Your E-Book 267

Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Enhance Your E-Book Sales — or Your Career 275

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